Infection Control - Australian Capital Territory


You will be required to apply for this licence if you intend to provide a service where skin penetration procedures are undertaken. You will require this licence if you provide:

  • acupuncture
  • beauty therapy
  • body piercing
  • dental practice services
  • dry needling
  • pathology services
  • podiatry services
  • tattooing
  • nail salon services.

You will also be required to apply for procedure approval for any procedures that you undertake involving skin penetration.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.


Please note that this licence is not required by businesses where the skin penetration procedures are only being undertaken by, or under the direct supervision of, registered medical practitioners.

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Licences are issued for 1 to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $186.00 1 year.
Apply Application All $372.00 2 years.
Apply Application All $558.00 3 years.

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Public Health Regulation 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705